VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA, Sep 09, 2011 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) — Sunridge Gold Corp.CA:SGC+5.97% (otcqx:SGCNF) announces that it has commenced an additional 6,000 metres of drilling at the Gupo Gold deposit located on the Company's 100% owned Asmara Project, Eritrea. The results of this program will be an important step towards completing the ongoing prefeasibility study on the Asmara North Deposits which include Gupo, Emba Derho and the Adi Nefas deposits.
This next phase of drilling will total about 6,000 metres and will include approximately 5,000 metres of reverse circulation drilling of 60 closely spaced drill holes and approximately 1,000 metres of diamond drilling of 8 drill holes. The purpose of the diamond drill holes is to obtain; better geological correlation between core to reverse circulation samples, information for geotechnical and pit slope evaluation, samples for leach tests and also to investigate extensions to depth where the mineralization appears to be strengthening. The program is expected to be completed within about 30 days.
Gold mineralization at Gupo extends over a strike length of approximately 1.6 kilometres and is associated with stockwork quartz veins and a sericite alteration halo controlled by a shear zone 10 to 20 metres in width. The resource is at surface and drilling has shown mineralization to extend at least to 80 metres vertical depth and remains open at depth.
The Inferred resource estimates for Gupo (then referred to as Adi Nefas Doop) are from a report titled "Independent Consulting Geologists Technical Report – Asmara Project" prepared by Blackburn, G. and Chisholm, R., dated April 2004 (which may be viewed under Sunridge's profile on SEDAR at www.sedar.com ) is summarized as follows:
Gupo Gold - Inferred Resources
Tonnes Average Gold Grade g/t Ounces of Gold
1,965,000 2.99 189,000
The Qualified Person responsible for the release of this exploration information is Michael Hopley, President and Chief Executive Officer of Sunridge Gold Corp.
Sunridge is a mineral exploration and development company focused on the acquisition, exploration, discovery and development of base and precious metal projects on the Asmara Project in Eritrea and exploration properties in Madagascar. Sunridge currently has approximately 117 million shares outstanding and approximately $15 million in cash. Sunridge trades on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol SGC. For additional information on the Company and its projects please view the slide show on our website at www.sunridgegold.com or call Greg Davis at the numbers listed below.
SUNRIDGE GOLD CORP.
Michael Hopley, President and Chief Executive Officer
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